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  • Emma Hart,

    How do bulk coffee grounds do in a worm farm?

    I found out about the coffee thing at the Aotearoa Digital Arts symposium a couple of years ago. As you do. There was a guy there with a box full of worms being fed on nothing but coffee grounds and shredded copies of old computing magazines and software manuals. They seemed quite happy.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4328 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    There was a guy there with a box full of worms being fed on nothing but coffee grounds and shredded copies of old computing magazines and software manuals. They seemed quite happy.

    If you added cans of coke I'd say the worms were actually year three computer science students.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6148 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    I'm getting a lot of fruitflies in our worm farm. This is a pain, as it's only about ten feet from our kitchen door, so we always have fruit flies in the kitchen. Any suggestions for keeping the fruit flies down without affecting the worms?

    I understand fruitflies only live 24 hours,
    maybe you could try putting the clock in
    the kitchen forward a few hours to fool them
    into clocking out early...
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    I understand fruitflies only live 24 hours,
    maybe you could try putting the clock in
    the kitchen forward

    Daylight saving must really ruffle their feathers

    coffee grounds and shredded copies of old computing magazines and software manuals.

    If it were tea leaves, I guess it be old copies of NZWW or Hanover Finance annual reports?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2269 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    I've noticed my lettuces starting to grow upwards rather than leafing out - could be because I haven't plucked much off them lately, or could be they're trying to move towards flowering or whatever it is they do - is it okay to pick the hearts out of them or will that f__k them well and proper?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1127 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    And yeah, my worm farm has gone a bit quiet recently. To begin with they barely ate anything at all, so I scaled back the feeding, then kinda forgot about them. They're still there and wriggling around, but they've gone back to the bottom of the three-tiered wormfarm thingy rather than the top layer where the food is. I'm tempted to add another box o' worms, get a bit of competition in there...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1127 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I’m tempted to add another box o’ worms, get a bit of competition in there…

    I think you'll find that you owning two boxes of worms is just further monopoly. You need to sell your worms in a fire sale to David Richwhite he will break them down to parts and hock them off at great profit. You'll then have to contract in external worms who will have no public service ethic.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6148 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Damian Christie,

    It is called "bolting". You can continue to pick leaves but it is around this time that I pass them on to the bunnies next door.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2269 posts Report Reply

  • Louise,

    After a couple of years of planting small quantities of a large number of veges I now stick to fewer veges and herbs in larger quantities - beans, peas, strawberries, tomatoes and herbs. The best cropper was last year's Purple King climbing beans. About 12 plants produced enough for a couple of adults eating them most nights and giving a heap away to friends and family. This year I planted some beans that a friend saved from last year but they're nowhere near as prolific. The only disappointment with Purple King is that the cool purple colour of the pods turns to green when they're cooked.

    Auckland • Since Feb 2008 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn,

    How do bulk coffee grounds do in a worm farm?

    Bulk anything is probably not the best. I try to give worms a varied diet. An occasional sprinkle of lime keeps the food sweet, and you could sprinkle a layer of soil over as well. The soil could keep the fruitflies away, too.

    Coffee grounds are excellent soil conditioners and good for lawns.

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • sally jones, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    If you added cans of coke I’d say the worms were actually year three computer science students.

    Funny.

    Any tips for watermelon?

    Auckland • Since Sep 2010 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to sally jones,

    Sugar?
    Rich yard, brought a gin. Tonic?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • sally jones, in reply to recordari,

    Sugar?
    Rich yard, brought a gin. Tonic?

    Sorry? I clearly need to get more sleep.

    Auckland • Since Sep 2010 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to sally jones,

    I've found that my attempted Dalzielisms can fall short, although I suspect he might get it.

    Richard Brautigan, In Watermelon Sugar.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    You’ll then have to contract in external worms who will have no public service ethic.

    I miss the old Ministry of Worms...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • sally jones,

    Richard Brautigan, In Watermelon Sugar.

    1968? You should never presume I am that well read (or that old). I love the idea of different coloured suns and watermelons. I reckon it would be some kind of ecstasy to eat green or blue or golden watermelon.
    My house is 'coloured'. Multi-coloured. Colour is cool.

    Auckland • Since Sep 2010 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to sally jones,

    Actually, I'm stealing Ian's jokes from another blog. And as to being old, that year is central to my very being. Or my being at all.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • sally jones,

    .And as to being old, that year is attached to my very being. Or my being at all.

    Ah! 2 years my junior. I'm the year of the devil.

    Auckland • Since Sep 2010 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • Ngaire BookieMonster,

    Have just found out we’re moving to a house that has an already staked out vege garden (in need of tidying) plus a greenhouse.

    I am SO excited. I’m going to go for tomatoes all year round. My worm farm is going to be in heaven.

    And I’m going to plant nasturtiums (good tip) because then I can cast them. Geddit?

    Terrible puns aside, I’m so thrilled we will finally have space for a decent garden and have a shed and a good garage and a greenhouse. AND we don’t have to pay anywhere near as much in rent for it. *waves buh-bye Auckland*

    At the foot of Mt Te Aroh… • Since Nov 2009 • 173 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I reckon it would be some kind of ecstasy to eat green or blue or golden watermelon.

    I think it'd be LSD rather than ecstasy you'd want for that.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18512 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    And you'd be reading Timothy Leary rather than Brautigan.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • sally jones, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I think it’d be LSD rather than ecstasy you’d want for that.

    Ah Russell, you show off your superior expertise once again!

    Auckland • Since Sep 2010 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • sally jones, in reply to sally jones,

    And sorry for being so delayed in response. All I seem to do all day is write (and dance) :)

    Auckland • Since Sep 2010 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • sally jones, in reply to sally jones,

    Deletion for repetition. Too many redundant red hats:)

    Auckland • Since Sep 2010 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to recordari,

    Acorn Fedora Eight
    Genoa Rowel
    Fromme Biggs Err
    - wretched brought again

    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

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